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    Default A couple of issues with my site.

    Hi Guys

    This is my first post in these forums, so I hope I can get help because I am desperate. I created a template for my site and it consists of a single HTML file, a single CSS file, and several images. It was based on a template found online but I completely rewrote everything. It has a simple header with a logo, a horizontal drop down menu, a sidebar, main content and footer areas.

    I am no CSS expert, and I have got a few problems that I just can\t get over. Firstly (and I thought that should be simple), I can't add top margin to my footer. I wanted to add that so that I get a little bit of space between the main content area and the footer. If I add it to the footer div simply nothing will happen.

    The second thing is my drop down menu, I kind of struggled but I got to work on a single level, but as soon as I add submenus (within the child li tags) it just does not work (even if I add the appropriate styling in the CSS folder). Also for some weird reason I cant set the width to auto because it breaks the links into two lines for some reason and screws up the formatting. When I set the UL tag's width to a fixed width it works perfectly.

    Below is both my CSS and HTML, also I have uploaded the files to my domain so that you can see the problems live at http://www.eratronics.net/
    Thanks and sorry for the long post

    Code:
    * 
    { 
    	margin: 0; 
    	padding: 0;
    	outline: 0 
    }
    
    body 
    {
    	background: #f7f0e3;
    	font: 11px/1.7em Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, Geneva, sans-serif;
    	color: #666666; 
    	text-align: center;
    	margin: 0 0 50px 0;
    }
    
    a, 
    a:visited 
    {	
    	color: #5A93C9;
    	background: inherit;
    	text-decoration: none;	
    }
    
    a:hover 
    {
    	color: #88ac0b;
    	background: inherit;
    	text-decoration: underline;	
    }
    
    h1, 
    h2, 
    h3 
    {
    	font-family: Tahoma, Sans-serif;
    	color: #444;
    }
    
    h1 
    {
    	font-size: 3.1em;
    	font-weight: normal;
    	letter-spacing: -1px;
    }
    
    h2 
    {
    	font-size: 3em;
    	color: #88ac0b;
    }
    
    h3 
    {
    	font-size: 1.8em;
    	font-weight: normal;	
    }
    
    h1, 
    h2, 
    h3, 
    p 
    {
    	padding: 10px;		
    	margin: 0;
    }
    
    ul, ol 
    {
    	margin: 5px 20px;
    	padding: 0 20px;
    }
    
    ul 
    {
    	list-style: none;
    }
    
    img 
    {
    	background: #fafafa;
            border: 1px solid #dcdcdc;
    	padding: 8px;
    }
    
    #wrap 
    {
    	position: relative;
    	background: #fff url(../images/wrap-bg.jpg) repeat-y;
    	width: 900px;	
    	margin: 50px auto 0 auto;
    	text-align: left;
    }
    
    #content-wrap 
    {
    	position: relative;
    	background: #fff url(../images/content-bg.jpg) repeat-x;
    	clear: both;
    	float: left;	
    	width: 870px;	
    	padding: 0; 			
    	margin-left: 15px;	
    	display: inline;
    	border-top: 5px solid #fff;
    	border-bottom: 1px solid #e5e5e5;
    	border-left: 1px solid #fff;
    	border-right: 1px solid #fff;
    }
    
    #header 
    {
    	position: relative;
    	background: #fff url(../images/header-bg.jpg) repeat-x;
    	width: 870px;	
    	height: 100px;	
    	padding: 0;	
    	margin: 0px auto;
    }
    
    #header img.logo-image
    {
    	width: 270px;
    	height: 75px;
    	background: none;
    	border: none;
    	position: absolute;
    	top: 21px;
    	left: 10px;
    	margin: 0;
    	padding: 0;
    }
    
    #nav 
    {
        clear: both;
        margin: 0;
        padding: 0;
        float: left;	
    	width: auto;
    }
    
    #nav ul 
    {
    	float: left;
    	list-style: none;	
    	width: 870px;		
        height: 45px;
        margin: 0;
    	margin-left: 15px;
    	padding: 0;	
    	background: url(../images/nav.jpg) repeat-x;
    }
    
    #nav ul li 
    {
    	position: relative;
        float: left;
    
    }
    
    #nav ul li a 
    {
    	display: block;
    	margin: 0;
    	padding: 0 14px;
    	border-right: 1px solid #899D00;
    	border-left: 1px solid #A7D101;
    	font: bold 14px/45px Verdana, Tahoma, "Century Gothic", "Trebuchet MS", Helvetica, Arial, Geneva, sans-serif;
    	text-decoration: none;	
    	color: #fff;
        background: url(../images/nav.jpg) repeat-x;
    }
    
    #nav ul li a:hover, 
    #nav ul li a:active 
    {
    	background: url(../images/nav-hover.jpg) repeat-x;	
    }
    
    #nav ul li#current a 
    {	
    	background: url(../images/nav-current.jpg) repeat-x;	
    }
    
    #nav ul li ul
    {
    	position: absolute;
        z-index: 500;
        display: none;
        margin-left: 0px;
    	width: 300px;
    }
    
    #nav ul li:hover ul
    {
    	display: block;
    }
    
    #nav ul li ul li
    {
        float: none;
    }
    
    #main 
    {
    	float: right;
    	width: 600px;
    	padding: 0; margin: 10px 0 0 10px;
    	padding-right: 10px;
    	display: inline;	
    }
    
    #main h2 
    {
    	margin-top: 10px;
    	padding-bottom: 3px;
    	font: 2.9em/1em Tahoma, Sans-serif;
    	color: #895F30;
    	letter-spacing: -1px;	
    	text-transform: none;
    }
    
    #main h2 a 
    {
    	color: #895F30; 
    	text-decoration: none;	
    }
    
    #main ul li 
    {
    	list-style-image: url(../images/bullet.gif);
    }
    
    #sidebar 
    {
    	float: left;
    	width: 230px;
    	padding: 0; margin: 10px 10px 0 0;
    	padding-left: 10px;
        display: inline;
    }
    
    #sidebar h3 
    {
    	margin-top: 10px;
        margin-left: 5px;
    	padding: 5px 5px; 
    	font: normal 1.9em Tahoma, Sans-serif;
    	color: #899B0D;
    }
    
    #sidebar ul.sidemenu 
    {
    	text-align: left;
    	margin: 10px 10px 8px 8px; padding: 0;
    	border-top: 1px solid #EBEBEB;
    }
    
    #sidebar ul.sidemenu li 
    {
    	list-style: none;
    	border-bottom: 1px solid #EBEBEB;
    	padding: 8px 5px;
    	margin: 0;
    }
    
    * html body #sidebar ul.sidemenu li 
    {
    	height: 1%;
    }
    
    #sidebar ul.sidemenu li a:link,
    #sidebar ul.sidemenu li a:visited 
    {
    	color: #895F30;
        padding-left: 0;
    	font-weight: bold;
        text-decoration: none;
    }
    
    #sidebar ul.sidemenu li a span 
    {
    	color: #9F9F9F;
    	font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, Serif;
    	font-style: normal;
    	font-weight: normal;
    }
    
    #sidebar ul.sidemenu li a:hover 
    { 
    	color: #000; 
    	text-decoration: none; 
    }
    
    #sidebar ul.sidemenu ul 
    { 
    	margin: 0 0 0 5px; 
    	padding: 0; 
    }
    
    #sidebar ul.sidemenu ul li 
    { 
    	background: none; 
    }
    
    #footer-wrap 
    {
    	clear: both;
    	width: 900px;
    	text-align: left;		
    	border-bottom: 15px solid #fff;
    	border-top: 1px solid #fff;
    	
    }
    
    #footer-wrap a:hover 
    {
    	color: #000;	
    }
    
    #footer-wrap h3 
    {
    	color: #976834;
    	margin: 10px 0 20px 0;
    	padding: 0 10px; 
    	text-transform: uppercase;
    	font-weight: normal;
        font-size: 1.6em;
    	padding-top: 20px;
    }
    
    #footer-bottom 
    {
    	clear: both;
    	color: #666;	
    	margin: 0 auto; 
    	width: 870px;
    	text-align: center;
        font-size: .95em;
    }
    
    #footer-bottom  a 
    {
    	color: #976834;
        text-decoration: none;
    }
    
    .float-left  
    { 
    	float: left; 
    }
    
    .float-right 
    { 
    	float: right; 
    }
    
    .align-left  
    { 
    	text-align: left; 
    }
    
    .align-right 
    { 
    	text-align: right; 
    }
    
    .fix 
    {
    	clear: both;
    	height: 1px;
    	margin: -1px 0 0;
    	overflow: hidden;
    }
    
    .clear 
    { 
    	display:inline-block; 
    }
    
    .clear:after 
    {
    	display: block;
    	visibility: hidden;
    	clear: both;
    	height: 0;
    	content: " ";
    }
    Code:
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
    <head>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/main.css" type="text/css" />
    <title>Eratronics</title>
    </head>
    <body>
    <div id="wrap">
    	<div id="header">							
    	<img src="images/logo.png" class="logo-image" />
    	</div>
    	
    	<div id="nav">
    		<ul>
    			<li id="current"><a href="index.html">Home</a></li>
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    				<ul>
    					<li><a href="index.html">About Me</a></li>
    					<li><a href="index.html">About Us</a></li>
    				</ul>
    			</li>
    			<li><a href="index.html">Tutorials</a>
    				<ul>
    					<li><a href="index.html">Electronics</a></li>
    					<li><a href="index.html">Microcontrollers</a></li>
    					<li><a href="index.html">Lab Skills</a></li>
    				</ul>
    			</li>
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    				<ul>
    					<li><a href="index.html">Fixed</a></li>
    					<li><a href="index.html">User Submitted</a></li>
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    			</li>
    			<li><a href="index.html">Forums</a></li>
    			<li><a href="index.html">Contact</a></li>		
    		</ul>
    	</div>
    	
    	<div id="content-wrap">
    		<div id="main">	
    			<h2>Comming Soon!</h2>
    			<p align="justify">
    			Welcome To Eratronics the number one source for electronics, microcontrollers and everything Electrical Engineering.
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    			to check our projects section which contains complete schematics, microcontroller C code, and PCB layouts. Have a question
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    		</div>
    		
    		<div id="sidebar">		
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    	<div id="footer-wrap">
    		<div id="footer-bottom">		
    			<p>
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    </html>
    Last edited by Abunada; 07-25-2011 at 08:54 PM. Reason: typo in title :)

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    Come on Guys Please. ANY form of help is GREATLY appreciated. Thanks!!

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